Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Family Reunion continued
One of the biggest attractions to the family reunion is the "games". A full half day is devoted to old time games and races and the winners all receive a golden dollar (this used to be a silver dollar when I was little). These dollars were treasured. I actually still have all the silver dollars I won as a kid at the games. The day starts out with running races for all ages, then sack races, three-legged races, egg toss, water balloon toss and finally a pie eating contest. Another big highlight of the games are the homemade suckers we all eat while watching the festivities. The girls got to help their great-grandma and grandma make a batch of suckers the day before the reunion started. Those are the good memory making moments.
Here are some highlights...
Chase doing his running race
Chase won a golden dollar for the sack race
Reyna and Madeline jumping away towards the finish line
The ladies (30 year olds) lining up for their running race (sprint). I am the second from the left in the black shorts, next to cousins and then my sister (1 year younger) is on the right in the pink shirt
Kacey trying to jump his way to victory
Chase trying to figure out the potato sack thing...
Cassie showing off one of her two golden dollars. She won them with her cousin, Weston, doing the egg toss and the water balloon toss. Who knew they were such a good team throwing and catching to beat all the teens.
Mark with his mad jumping skills
Madeline with egg splatter on her...they didn't win the egg toss